Skin Total Autoantibodies, Inter-Epithelial and Dermal-Epidermal, IFA

Code
000.0000
Name
Skin Total Autoantibodies, Inter-Epithelial and Dermal-Epidermal, IFA
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Epidermal Antibodies, Pemphigus/Pemphigoid Skin Antibody
CPT Codes
86256x2
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
43101
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Skin Autoantibodies, Intercellular:
< 1:10 titer

Skin Autoantibodies, Dermal-Epidermal:
< 1:10 titer

Methodology

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)

Clinical Significance

Skin antibodies (inter-epithelial) are found in 90% of patients with Pemphigus vulgaris and P. foliaceus. Dermal-epidermal skin antibodies are antibodies found in 90% of patients with Bullous pemphigoid and 90% of Cicatricial pemphigoid.

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